comfortable Definition

  • 1providing physical ease and relaxation
  • 2not causing any physically unpleasant feelings
  • 3feeling relaxed and free from pain or constraint

Using comfortable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "comfortable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The bed was so comfortable that I fell asleep immediately.

  • Example

    I feel comfortable in this chair.

  • Example

    The room was warm and comfortable.

comfortable Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for comfortable

Antonyms for comfortable

Phrases with comfortable

  • to make oneself feel relaxed and at ease in a particular place or situation


    Please make yourself comfortable while I prepare some tea.

  • to feel at ease or relaxed around someone or something


    I don't feel comfortable with the idea of leaving my dog alone for a week.

  • to settle into a comfortable position or situation


    Let's get comfortable and watch a movie.

Origins of comfortable

from Old French 'conforter', meaning 'to comfort'


Summary: comfortable in Brief

The term 'comfortable' [ˈkʌmftəbl] refers to providing physical ease and relaxation, not causing any physically unpleasant feelings, and feeling relaxed and free from pain or constraint. It is often used to describe a cozy or pleasant environment, exemplified by 'The bed was so comfortable that I fell asleep immediately.' 'Comfortable' extends into phrases like 'make oneself comfortable,' and 'feel comfortable with,' denoting a relaxed state of being.

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